Board membership is by ministerial nomination and appointed by the Governor in Executive Council. Nominations are made to ensure that the Board includes members who have skills and experience that are drawn from appropriate fields relevant to the functions of the Board including early childhood education and care and school education. The Board is accountable to the Minister for Education and Child Development.
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She is the current Vice President and past President of the private sector federal body, the Australian Childcare Alliance.
Ms Atkinson has been a prime ministerial appointment to two National Childcare Advisory Councils and has been a Board Member of the National Childcare Accreditation Council for five years.
She was Telstra Business Woman of the Year – Business Owner in 1998 and recipient of a Centenary Award for services to the Community – Children’s Services awarded by the Governor General.
Ms Atkinson has been a teacher with the Education Department and is now focussing on early childhood education and care through her own businesses. Her businesses are responsible for the operation of four long day care centres (two rural and two metropolitan), and an outside school hours care service as well as a registered training organisation.
In 2006 Mrs Grantskalns took up the position of Principal of Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School in Essendon, Victoria. In addition to that role, she also held the positions of Chair of the Victorian branch of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) and membership of the AHISA Board, Treasurer of Girls Sport Victoria and board member of the Centre for Strategic Education.
Category: Member – Term: 2 years – Term End: 28 February 2020
M Ed, B Ed, Grad Dip (Religious Education) Grad Dip –Literacy, Dip T
In addition to her B.A. and LL.B from the University of Adelaide, Sarah has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia Ltd, of which she is a Fellow. Sarah is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Directors, a Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and a Member of the Law Society of South Australia. Sarah’s first book How to Avoid a Fall from Grace a guide book for Australian Directors on their legal duties was ranked as a #1 best seller on Amazon after its release in 2015.
In 2015 Sarah was the recipient of the South Australian Telstra Business Women’s Award in the Start-Up category for her innovative firm, You Legal.
Sarah is the Chair of the Seniors Information Service Inc. a charitable and inclusive organisation providing information, support, programs and advice to South Australians on the ageing and disability journey.
She has a strong background in the use of narrative assessment in the Early Years and has provided professional learning across Australia on this topic. Over the past three years Ms Ryan has been involved in the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Partnership Group for the Rinaldi Residency which has been researching the principles of the Reggio Emilia Educational Project within South Australian contexts.
Her current educational interest is building a view of children as competent citizens in their local communities and developing systemic documentation processes that reflect an image of children as competent learners and provide a meaningful basis for professional learning for educators.
He is a member of the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. His professional experiences include twenty-three years as a Principal in Catholic primary schools, five years as a Principal Consultant in Catholic Education SA and three years as a Senior Adviser in School Reform. Mr Vieceli commenced in his current role as Assistant Director at the start of 2012.